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Sep 30, 2015 1:44 PM

Reporter from WMUR-TV charged with DUI, hitting a pedestrian


HAMPTON — A news reporter from WMUR-TV is accused of driving under the influence and hitting a 79-year-old Hampton woman Friday evening.

According to police, Audrey Cox, 52, of Lowell, Mass., was arrested around 7 p.m. after the accident at Ocean Boulevard and Winnacunnet Road.

The victim has not been identified, but she was reportedly treated by first responders from the Hampton Fire Department at the scene.

Police say officers spoke with witnesses who identified the vehicle involved in the collision as a 2011 Jeep Patriot. Cox was then identified as the driver and charged with reckless conduct and operating under the influence, or what police suspect was alcohol.

Cox is scheduled for an arraignment on October 6th, 2015 at 8:30am. She was released on $10,000 Personal recognizance bail.

According to a bio posted on WMUR, Cox began working at the station in 1994 and in 2000 began anchoring WMUR's weekend morning newscasts.

She left New Hampshire in 2005 to work for New Jersey's News12. Later on, she went to work as an associate producer for Fox News Channel in Manhattan.

She returned to WMUR in 2011 working part-time as a fill-in reporter and anchor, most recently joining New Hampshire Chronicle.

Audrey grew up in Lowell, Mass., and attended Bradford College, graduating with a degree in Communications.


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